When we talk of famous people with schizophrenia, John Nash, the American economist, mathematician and Nobel Prize winner in Economic Sciences who was the subject of the biographical drama ‘A Beautiful Mind’ is probably the first name that comes to our minds. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by abnormal social behavior due to which living a normal life becomes a challenge for those suffering from it. However, cases like those of John Nash provide inspiration to the sufferers and families that it is possible for such people to thrive and even achieve great success in life. American composer and jazz trumpeter Tom Harrell has struggled with schizophrenia for several years yet he went on to record on over 260 albums and has won multiple Trumpeter of the Year awards from different sources. Yet another notable personality who was schizophrenic was Eduard Einstein - son of famous physicist Albert Einstein. While it is true that being schizophrenic poses considerable challenges to an individual and might hamper their normal day-to-day life, the condition need not prevent the patient from living a fulfilling and successful life. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous people with schizophrenia.
Charles MansonCharles Manson
(Criminal and Murderer)

12 November 1934

19 November 2017

Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

American

Scorpio

Vincent van GoghVincent van Gogh
(Painter)

30 March 1853

29 July 1890

Zundert

French,Dutch

Aries

John Forbes Nash, Jr.John Forbes Nash, Jr.
(Mathematician)

13 June 1928

23 May 2015

Bluefield

American

Gemini

Jake LloydJake Lloyd
(Child Actor)

05 March 1989

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

American

Pisces

Bettie PageBettie Page

22 April 1923

11 December 2008

Nashville, Tennessee, US

American

Taurus

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
(Novelist)

24 July 1900

10 March 1948

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

American

Leo

Joey RamoneJoey Ramone
(Lead vocalist of the punk rock band the Ramones)

19 May 1951

15 April 2001

Forest Hills, New York, United States

American

Taurus

Clara BowClara Bow
(Actress)

29 July 1905

27 September 1965

Brooklyn

American

Leo

Antonin ArtaudAntonin Artaud
(Dramatist, Poet, Essayist, Actor, & Theatre Director)

04 September 1896

04 March 1948

Marseille, France

French

Virgo

Camille ClaudelCamille Claudel
(Sculptor)

08 December 1864

19 October 1943

Fère-en-Tardenois

French

Sagittarius

Richard AvedonRichard Avedon

15 May 1923

01 October 2004

New York City

American

Taurus

Vaslav NijinskyVaslav Nijinsky
(Ballet Dancer)

12 March 1889

08 April 1950

Kiev

Ukrainian

Pisces

Buddy BoldenBuddy Bolden
(Musical Artist)

06 September 1877

04 November 1931

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

American

Virgo

Robert M. PirsigRobert M. Pirsig
(Writer, Philosopher)

06 September 1928

24 April 2017

Minneapolis, U.S.

American

Virgo

Peter GreenPeter Green
(Musician & Songwriter)

29 October 1946

Bethnal Green, London

British

Scorpio

Uuno KailasUuno Kailas
(Poet)

29 March 1901

22 March 1933

Heinola

Finnish

Aries

Nancy SpungenNancy Spungen
(Drug trafficker, Prostitute)

27 February 1958

12 October 1978

University City

American

Pisces

Bud PowellBud Powell
(Pianist, Jazz musician)

27 September 1924

01 August 1966

New York City

American

Libra

Louis WainLouis Wain
(Artist, Painter)

05 August 1860

04 July 1939

London

British

Leo

Agnes MartinAgnes Martin
(Painter)

22 March 1912

16 December 2004

Macklin

Canadian,American

Aries

Richard BrautiganRichard Brautigan
(Writer, Poet, Novelist)

30 January 1935

14 September 1984

Tacoma

American

Aquarius

William Chester MinorWilliam Chester Minor
(lexicographer, linguist)

31 May 1834

26 March 1920

Sri Lanka

American

Gemini

Sigrid HjerténSigrid Hjertén
(Painter)

27 October 1885

24 March 1948

Sundsvall

Swedish

Scorpio

Daniel Paul SchreberDaniel Paul Schreber
(Judge, Writer, Autobiographer)

25 July 1842

14 April 1911

Leipzig

German

Leo

Karl Maria WiligutKarl Maria Wiligut
(Writer, Occultist)

10 December 1866

03 January 1946

Vienna

Austrian

Sagittarius

Jim GordonJim Gordon

14 July 1945

Los Angeles

American

Cancer

Robert WalserRobert Walser

15 April 1878

25 December 1956

Biel/Bienne

Swiss

Aries

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